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Identifying author heritage using surname data

Karaulova, Maria and Gӧk, Abdullah and Shapira, Philip (2016) Identifying author heritage using surname data. In: Global TechMining Conference 2016, 2016-09-13 - 2016-09-13, Universitat Politècnica de València.

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Abstract

This research paper proposes a novel method to identify ethnic or national heritage of authors based on the morphology of their surnames. Ethnic approximation of authors in publication and patenting databases has received some attention in recent years, especially with the purpose to investigate ethnic patenting and publishing, and explore effects of immigration on innovative development (Kerr and Lincoln, 2010).